Top Gear Live to return after six years – but with a key change

Top Gear Live is getting a new lease of life more than five years after being left on the scrapheap.

The arena tour spin-off hit the skids in 2015 after Jeremy Clarkson was axed for punching a TV producer.

But BBC Studios bosses are in talks to bring it back as early as next year.

Current presenters Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris have proved a huge hit with fans. And producers think they can cash in by reviving the roadshow which raked in £7.35million in 2015.

An insider said: “Just like the series, the aim will be to please the family audience and petrolheads. It will have something for everyone.”

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The tour is expected to make use of vehicles from the TV series, including Freddie’s bungee jump red Metro.

The Stig is also likely to appear with tickets costing from £40-£100.

After Clarkson got the boot in 2015, co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May quit the programme.

Paddy, Freddie and Chris revived the 43-year-old show after Chris Evans’ dismal spell in the driving seat.

They nearly doubled the audience to 4.6million and the next series will be on BBC1 for the first time ever.

BBC Studios did not confirm a tour but said: “We are always looking for ways to extend audience enjoyment.”

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